Giroux, Henry A., "Pedagogy of the Depressed: Beyond the New Politics of Cynicism," pp. 143-168 in Michael Peters, Colin Lankshear, and Mark Olssen, eds., Critical Theory and the Human Condition: Founders and Praxis. New York: Peter Lang, 2003.


Henry A. Giroux


Argues the case for the politics of pedagogy and the role of critical pedagogy in shaping what students learn about a changing society and a re-energized civic democracy.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Enactment and Teaching

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Critical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Conceptions of Teaching, Curriculum and Politics, Higher Education Curriculum, Democratic Education, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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